Assessment for home care: Negotiating solutions for individual needs
2006 (English)In: Journal of Aging Studies, ISSN 0890-4065, Vol. 20, no 4, 367-380 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article explores care management as an activity that regulates the distribution of society's resources for home care. It focuses on interaction in assessment meetings, which are part of the planning of services and care for old people in Sweden. The aim was to acquire an understanding of how old people, as applicants, account for their needs for care, and how these accounts are negotiated and positioned in talk. Twenty home care assessments were audio-taped and the data were analyzed using discursive analysis. It was found that the assessment meetings had an institutional structure within, which old people, as applicants and with individual needs for care, were assessed within fixed institutional categories. Furthermore, analysis showed how interaction during assessment meetings functioned as formal problem-solving, in which applicants' accounts of their health issues were negotiated, contributing to the construction of their identity as home care receivers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2006. Vol. 20, no 4, 367-380 p.
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-15964DOI: 10.1016/j.jaging.2005.11.004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-15964DiVA: diva2:132437